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Lower Corndon and Lower Corndon Cottage Including Garden Walls Adjoining to Front

A Grade II Listed Building in Chagford, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6531 / 50°39'11"N

Longitude: -3.8512 / 3°51'4"W

OS Eastings: 269232

OS Northings: 85344

OS Grid: SX692853

Mapcode National: GBR QC.06FC

Mapcode Global: FRA 27TB.X0V

Entry Name: Lower Corndon and Lower Corndon Cottage Including Garden Walls Adjoining to Front

Listing Date: 16 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106192

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94579

Location: Chagford, West Devon, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Chagford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Chagford St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 68 NE CHAGFORD

3/48 Lower Corndon and Lower Corndon
- Cottage including garden walls
adjoining to front
GV II

House and adjoining cottage, formerly a single farmhouse. Cottage survives from C17
farmhouse but main house is a complete rebuild of circa 1840. Granite rubble walls,
stuccoed and incised as ashlar on main house, whitewashed on cottage; granite stacks
with brick chimney shafts; slate roof, the cottage section was formerly thatch.
Plan: house and adjoining cottage on the same axis, both facing south-south-east, say
south. The house has a double depth plan with a front and back room either side of
the central entrance hall with a large staircase behind. The principal rooms are the
large front rooms. End stacks. Adjoining the left (west) end of the house is a
lower 2-room plan cottage with the main room to right serviced by an original C17
stack backing onto a stack of the main house. The smaller right end room, now the
kitchen, has a C19 end stack. Both house and cottage are 2 storeys.
Exterior: house had a symmetrical 3-window front of C19 16-pane sashes but circa 1980
a flat-roofed conservatory was built across the central doorway and left end where
the window was then converted to a French window. Roof is gable-ended. The cottage
has a regular 2-window front. The first floor windows are C20 casements without
glazing bars but ground floor right window is C17; a granite 3-light window with
chamfered mullions and hoodmould and contains rectangular panes of leaded glass.
Doorway to left contains C20 door behind a contemporary porch with monopitch slate
roof. Cottage roof has hipped end.
Interior of main house contains a great deal of original joinery detail including an
open string stair with mahogany handrail, stick balusters and turned newel posts.
The cottage is essentially C17. The main room has a roughly soffit-chamfered
crossbeam and a granite ashlar fireplace with a soffit-chamfered oak lintel and a
side oven. Roof inaccessible but is thought to be C20 replacement A-frame trusses
built to the lower pitch for slate.
Between the house and cottage a high granite rubble wall projects forwards. It
includes a stone mounting block on the cottage side. Towards the front end it ramps
down to return across the front of the house as a low garden wall and here it
includes a central C19 cast iron spear-headed railed gate.


Listing NGR: SX6923285344

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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